Hello, I just got hijacked by this Home.searchtp.com. Now I find my web browser IE is running slow. Many unwanted popup things are showing up again and again on the webpage I browse. I exit out one pop-up by clicking on X, and then another new one will soon pop up again. It’s hard to completely stop. So I actually can’t finish any online tasks well. I open an online cloth store, and I wonder if this redirect thing can affect my online store and get some information. I am so scared! Is there an effective way to get rid of this redirect infection well?

Description of Home.searchtp.com Hijacker

Home.searchtp.com is a kind of browser hijacker or redirect infection which usually control user’s web browser and change default settings of web browser, for example, it will change the homepage and default search engine. And every time when you open the web browser, you will find your original homepage is gone but instead this Home.searchtp.com website becomes the start page, so you have to use it. In fact, if you try to change back the homepage, it can’t be changed back. But when you enter something to search, you will find it cannot help you look up the correct search results, but instead you will be just be redirected to other malicious websites or unwanted links.  And many pop-ups will soon slow down internet speed, then the web browser runs slowly. If you open many new tabs, the web browser would get stuck or crash down. Meanwhile, this Home.searchtp.com hijacker would create many junk files to occupy many system capacities, which will also slow down computer performance soon. Obviously the computer will work slowly as a snail. Opening many programs at the same time will make it run abnormally. For example, you will get this kind of message “Windows explorer has stopped working” or “Windows explorer has no respond”. Besides, many computer problems will happen if this browser hijacker can’t be cleaned soon.

Home.searchtp.com hijacker also would bring other computer infections like virus, malware, spyware or ransomware and so on to mess up system totally. Those pop-up things are usually carried malicious thing like virus, malware or spyware. If user clicks on pop-up thing to open, the malicious program of virus or malware will soon activate and get installed into computer within few seconds. To keep your computer clean and safe, you should not open those popup things if you see popup on computer. And meanwhile, you should have a good awareness to protect your computer. Home.searchtp.com hijacker is usually distributed by cyber hackers online. They would put it onto the malicious websites controlled by them. And when internet users visit those websites, the malicious programs or files will soon get dropped into computer. And spam email, free software or shareware would be bundled with this infection or other malware. You should be cautious to online activities to protect computer.

Main Traits of Home.searchtp.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Home.searchtp.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Home.searchtp.com Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Home.searchtp.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Home.searchtp.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to Home.searchtp.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Home.searchtp.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Home.searchtp.com redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Home.searchtp.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 22, 2016 8:39 am

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